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    October 2020


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    What is the IOT?

    What is the IOT?

     A good generalized, non-technical view of what the IOT (Internet of Things) is all about and what its implications and dangers are.

    In ZNet: What is the IoT? Everything you need to know about the Internet of Things right now

    Updated…

    Franz Dill | October 2, 2020 at 03:45 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Moving to Enterprise Tech Beyond Survival Mode

    Moving to Enterprise Tech Beyond Survival Mode

    Enterprise Tech Efforts Move Beyond Survival Mode

    The Wall Street Journal , Angus Loten

    Many companies that rushed to install remote-work applications at the start of the pandemic now are moving forward with their pre-Covid-19…

    Franz Dill | October 2, 2020 at 01:00 AM

    From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

    MicroBlocks For IoT and other Physical Computing

    MicroBlocks For IoT and other Physical Computing

    Well, there is a new tool in town for programming micro devices like the Micro:bit and the AdaFruit Circuit Playground Express and many more! It's called MicroBlocks and was created by a rock star team with experience with creation…

    Alfred Thompson | October 1, 2020 at 07:28 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Microsoft Zerologon Threat

    Microsoft Zerologon Threat

    Have now seen this reported from several directions.  Actively being exploited.  Microsoft admits it.   Unclear though what is being done about it.   I seem to be getting many MS system updates.  I this like 'ransomware' a fundamental…

    Franz Dill | October 1, 2020 at 04:11 PM

    From insideHPC

    HPE Announces End-to-End Supply Chain for Hardened Data Protection During Manufacturing Process

    HPE Announces End-to-End Supply Chain for Hardened Data Protection During Manufacturing Process

    San Jose – Oct. 1, 2020 – HPE today announced it is delivering the highest level of security for a growing number of U.S. federal and public sector customers that prefer U.S. sourced products with verifiable cyber assurance by…

    Doug Black | October 1, 2020 at 03:32 PM

    From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

    Santa Fe Institute’s COMPLEXITY Podcast- Skepticism in a Data-Driven World

    Santa Fe Institute’s COMPLEXITY Podcast- Skepticism in a Data-Driven World

    Check out this recent podcast from the official podcast of the Santa Fe Institute (with a somewhat unorthodox title based on this book) that attempts to illuminate important aspects of communication and misinformation.  Host…

    Helen Wright | October 1, 2020 at 02:48 PM

    From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

    Santa Fe Institute’s COMPLEXITY Podcast- Skepticism in a Data-Driven World

    Santa Fe Institute’s COMPLEXITY Podcast- Skepticism in a Data-Driven World

    Check out this recent podcast from the official podcast of the Santa Fe Institute (with a somewhat unorthodox title based on this book) that attempts to illuminate important aspects of communication and misinformation.  Host…

    Helen Wright | October 1, 2020 at 02:48 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Will the Future Contain 'Amazon Rooms'?

    Will the Future Contain 'Amazon Rooms'?

    We experimented with a simpler method, a lockbox on a porch.   

    Will homes of the future include ‘Amazon Rooms’?

    by Matthew Stern in Retailwire with further expert commentary

    The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced significant…

    Franz Dill | October 1, 2020 at 01:44 PM

    From insideHPC

    NNSA Purchasing $105M HPE Cray EX Supercomputer, to be Sited at Los Alamos

    NNSA Purchasing $105M HPE Cray EX Supercomputer, to be Sited at Los Alamos

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has announced a contract for a new HPE supercomputer to be installed in spring of 2022 with quadrupled performance over the existing system for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security…

    staff | October 1, 2020 at 12:18 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    SingularityNET Switches to Cardano

    SingularityNET Switches to Cardano

    Had not examined the relationship here, worth an a deeper look.  AGI progress is suggested.

    Full-stack AI solution SingularityNET is switching the Ethereum blockchain for peer-reviewed rival Cardano.   By Ryan Daws | October 1…

    Franz Dill | October 1, 2020 at 11:20 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    McKinsey Talks AI Banks of the Future

    McKinsey Talks AI Banks of the Future

    The challenge is in how our behavior will adapt.  My recent banking interactions are less than pleasing.  Good non-technical overview piece.

    AI-bank of the future: Can banks meet the AI challenge?
    AI in banking may be the next…

    Franz Dill | October 1, 2020 at 10:54 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Self Driving Vehicle Tech: Progress and Promise

    Self Driving Vehicle Tech: Progress and Promise

     Good quick overview of measures and status:

    In Communications of the ACM, October 2020

    Viewpoints: Technology Strategy and Management  Self-Driving Vehicle Technology: Progress and Promises    Seeking the answer to the elusive…

    Franz Dill | October 1, 2020 at 10:41 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Outages and their Cause and Consideration

    Outages and their Cause and Consideration

     Been a student of internet outages since our enterprise management asked me:  Yes, its great but what do we do when it goes down?   All computers and networks do.  Here am Just got back into Outlook, and then this came up:

    An…

    Franz Dill | October 1, 2020 at 09:02 AM

    From insideHPC

    Composable Supercomputing Optimizes Hardware for AI-driven Data Calculation

    Composable Supercomputing Optimizes Hardware for AI-driven Data Calculation

    In this sponsored post, our friend John Spiers, Chief Strategy Officer at Liqid, discusses how composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) solutions are emerging as a solution to roadblocks to advancing the mission of high-performance…

    staff | October 1, 2020 at 09:00 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Finger Vein Biometric Identification

    Finger Vein Biometric Identification

    Another biometric identification.  A kind of expansion of a much older method.   We also expanded iris vein ID methods.   Deep fake spoofing threat?

    3D Biometric Authentication Based on Finger Veins Almost Impossible to Fool Optical…

    Franz Dill | October 1, 2020 at 08:55 AM
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